KEEP YOUR HEAD UP
How to keep your head up during your season
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
I don’t know about you but for us 2019 is rough. We are going through our season. Our little one is going through leap 7 and teething. Some days he just wants to be held or close to me all day. He is getting heavier. My immune system is down. I’m fighting headaches, aches and pains. My husband is in fulltime stressing mode. Sometimes it gets overwhelming and we tend to point fingers. My husband points finger’s more at himself.
Through it all, God is keeping us and providing just enough for the day. We have no idea what tomorrow brings. We are learning to trust in Him and lean on Him. We put our hope in Him. We make plans but they fall through. Our plans are not God’s plans. He knows just what we need and how much we need.
I am here today, to let you know this.
We are in the season of breaking down and losing. When what you need is a throw stone away but for some reason you are not catching.
A season of testing and grooming. I received a word at the beginning f the year that God is doing something new. For something new to happen whatever old things that were there must be cast away. Whether this means in finances, losing your job, car, a loved one or a home, the old thing must be taken away.
You are not alone. In the book of Job, (Job1:12) permission had to be requested from God. Isaiah 14:27, Isaiah 43:2, Psalm 23,1 Peter 4:12-13, Job 23:10, John 16:33, James 1:2-3.
Why do we go through seasons?
During this season, we tend to question: Why me? What did I do? But this is usually not your fault. Sometimes when God wants to move in our lives, He causes us to be restless in our current. This causes a major twist or turn. If you look at Job in the Bible, it’s nothing he did. It was merely a test. A sharpening of the stone. The process of refining gold isn’t an easy one, you must go through the fire to learn the skills of the new season.
When you can’t handle it anymore, that’s when you should hold on tighter, because your breakthrough is here. God gives us the strength and the tools to make it. “1 Corinthians 10:13…. He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
How does God provide through seasons? You may ask.
It maybe through that one friend who drops by unexpectedly with groceries. It may be an old lost company who suddenly calls you with a job offer. It may be through a prayer, a word of advice, a new cheaper and bigger house offer.
God also provides for future when we go through our season of plenty. We see this through Joseph in Egypt: Genesis 41:30. We should save away for a rainy day. We forget ourselves during times of plenty and overspend instead of saving. Now that one is on us.
Sometimes God wants to teach us to not rely on bread but rely on Him: Matthew 4:4, Proverbs 3:5. We tend to place our trust in what we can see. God teaches us to trust only Him. Our strength fails us, people fail us, work fails us, But God.
God also teaches us saving tactics the hard way. If you like to overspend like I do, a season like this teaches me to save and that I can do without all the clutter that I thought I needed.
What to do during these seasons.
Pray, trust, have faith and hope in God. Don’t give up.
Save during your season of plenty.
Smile and look at the positive. I keep a gratitude journal for days like this. They remind me of the days when God came through when I was feeling down in the past.
Keep looking and striving for that lost opportunity.
Breathe. Just breathe, take a walk, sit in the park, change your scenery. Sometimes this helps you gain perspective.
Ask God to help. Get down on your knees and pray. Pray during your season of plenty too. God gives insight for things yet to come. Matthew 7:7-8.
Ask other people for help. God comes through other people to help you.
You must do something, don’t just sit and cry. An action needs to be taken.
Be expectant. God works in ways we do not understand. And sometimes the least person you expect is the one who comes through for you. Matthew 25:40, 45.
During your season of plenty, give to those in need. Luke 6:38.
Reminds me of this song by Israel and New Breed, New Season:
“It’s a new season
It’s a new day
A fresh anointing is flowing my way
It’s a season of power and prosperity
It’s a new season coming to me.”
In conclusion, keep your head up during your season is to have faith. Save and give during your season of plenty. Have faith that it is only due for a season. Your sun will rise again. Never give up. Keep working hard.
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